Multicultural Playwright Program

Thank you for your interest in participating in 2018 NSW Public Schools Multicultural Playwright Program.

The Multicultural Playwright Program is designed to give students, Years 7–12, from a refugee or non-English speaking background the opportunity to share their stories through the development of literacy, expressive and performance skills.

This year the 3 day workshop program will give multicultural and refugee students and their teachers a scriptwriting and performance experience culminating in a showcase performance.

This year, teachers will have the opportunity to have a theatre practitioner mentor come along to their school for 2 x 2hr workshops to assist with the preparation and devising of the performances for the 3 day workshop. The dates will be negotiated to best fit the participating school in the weeks leading up to the three day program.

These workshops address the following Teaching Standards:

1.3.2 – Develop teaching strategies that are responsive to the learning strengths and needs of students from diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds

1.5.2 – Develop teaching activities that incorporate differentiated strategies to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities.

Online applications for the Multicultural Playwright Program are open to all NSW Public Schools students from Years 7 – 12.


3 Day student workshop and performance

$66 per student (incl GST)

A Day With ZEAL workshop - Eagle Vale High School - ***Applications closed: Workshop Full***

Have a look at last year's performance here:

For more information about these workshops please contact:

Catherine Gilholme, Arts Initiatives and Events Officer Ph: (02) 8512 1190

Arts Initiatives Support Officer Ph: (02) 8512 1170

2016 Multicultural Playwright Program - Bankstown Arts Centre

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For further information about the program please contact: Catherine Gilholme, Arts Initiatives and Events Officer Ph: (02) 8512 1190